Road Tax – Vehicle Excise Duty
You may be entitled to a free tax disc if you’re a disabled person who gets the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), War Pensioners Mobility Supplement (WPMS) or have an invalid carriage.
Using the vehicle
To claim exemption from vehicle tax, the vehicle must be registered in your name or registered in the name of someone you nominate to drive for you (a nominee). However, the vehicle must only be used for your purposes, for example shopping or getting prescriptions. If it is being used by the nominee or someone else for their own personal needs, then the exemption will be lost and the normal rate of vehicle tax must be paid.
Obtaining An Exemption Certificate
Before you can get a free tax disc, you’ll need to apply for an exemption certificate from the agency that issues your benefit. The exemption certificate will show your name and that of the nominee if you have nominated someone to drive for you.
If you claim the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance contact the Disability Living Allowance Unit and ask for exemption certificate DLA 404.
Tel: 0845 712 3456
TextPhone: 0845 722 4433
If you claim the War Pensioners Mobility Supplement contact the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency and ask for exemption certificate WPA 442.
Tel: 0800 169 2277
TextPhone: 0800 169 3458
Taxing your vehicle in the disabled tax class
Get your free tax disc at a Post Office® branch that issues tax discs. You can renew it each year online, over the phone, in person or by post.